Wood Residues Generation from Sawmilling Activities and Energy Potential

Alhassan, Elijah A. and Olaoye, Joshua Olarenwaju and Adekanye, T. A. and Okonkwo, Clinton E. (2019) Wood Residues Generation from Sawmilling Activities and Energy Potential. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology, 18 (3). pp. 1-5. ISSN 0972-6268

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The global concerns about the rise in anthropogenic gases have resulted in alternative clean energy sources. Biomass is one of the most prominent sources of renewable energy, which can be found in wood and wood wastes, agricultural crops and their waste byproducts, municipal solid waste (MSW), animal wastes, waste from food processing, aquatic plants and algae. Wood and wood wastes obtained from forest biomass stand at the centre of Renewable Energy Source (RES) due to its availability and usefulness in most developing countries. Sawdust is one of the wood processing residues that are in excess of local demand because of the near absence of its industrial demand in Kwara State. Data relating to its availability, industrial usage and energy potential are rarely available in this study area. This study investigates its availability and inherent energy potential that can be a vital tool for energy policy, planning and development. Wood wastes generated in the state were estimated to be 8012.8 m3 /yr with inherent energy potential of 31298 GJ. By putting sawdust, seen as wastes in most wood processing plants, into efficient use will help reduce the competition for wood as a source of heat for cooking and heating.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomass, Wood logging, Wood wastes generation, Wood wastes burning Energy potential
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2022 09:22
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2022 09:22
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/3606

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